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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
175,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Sequoia engine problems

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152014


  • 165,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the frame on the rear of the vehicle was corroded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the contact stated that two weeks later, the tie rods fractured from the rear of the vehicle and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Anitioch, TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 062014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 196,000 miles
Vehicle makes a sputtering noise at acceleration and coasting speed. Even at stop. Sounds like a misfire and thud at some points. Causes a loss in power and jerk.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 012014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 195,000 miles
Horrible squealing noise at start up. Engine almost has a burst of roar for a few seconds then dies down and belt quiets after a few minutes.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 012014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 196,000 miles
At stop and starting to accelerate vehicle hesitates while trying to go into intersection. Stalls for a few seconds vsc light comes on and once system gains control it lets me actually accelerate and proceed. Dangerous due to oncoming traffic and the hesitation time of not knowing how long until I regain control.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 212013


  • 123,500 miles
I was driving when the vehicle made crunch noise the vsc track light came on pulled to the right. I was told some of the Sequoia was recalled for problem but not this vehicle. I don't understand why they would recall the April 2002 for this problem but not the Jan 2002.I believe this vehicle is very unsafe and should be covered by Toyota recall. Updated 1/6/2013

- York, SC, USA

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